Dr. Andy Harris has spent his life serving his neighbors, country and community. Whether it was as a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, as a medical officer in the Naval Reserve, as a state senator, or now as Congressman, Andy has built his life by serving others.He found his calling studying medicine at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital in Baltimore, where he continued to practice as an anesthesiologist and served as an associate professor for nearly three decades. Andy specializes in obstetric anesthesiology, and over those years helped thousands of women through their labor and delivery. When he is not at work in Washington, Andy still practices at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland.
Answering a recruitment call to fill a critical need for anesthesiologists in the Naval Reserve during the Reagan Administration, Andy volunteered to serve in the military as a medical specialist. He went on to establish and command the Johns Hopkins Medical Naval Reserve Unit. In 1990, his unit was called up to active duty in order to assist with Operation Desert Shield (and later Operation Desert Storm). They took care of active duty military, veterans, and POWs at Bethesda Naval Hospital. Harris reached the rank of Commander (O-5).
Andy served in the State Senate for 12 years, and continued to practice medicine while in office.